Spotify’s Heardle Acquisition Rejects Spotify Fans
The game allows players to challenge their musical knowledge by guessing the title or artist of a song by listening to the intro. It has developed a loyal fanbase that includes potential casanovas. Recently, however, it was acquired by a streaming giant.
Heard has new management but will presumably remain the same
A blog post revealed that Spotify had acquired Heardle. It said: “At Spotify, we love music – and music trivia – which is why we’re thrilled to announce that Spotify will include the popular interactive music trivia game.
Heard is also a tool for musical discovery, allowing users to reconnect to older music, discover new artists and find the earworm songs that get stuck in their heads.
“We are always on the lookout for new and fun ways to enhance music discovery, and help artists reach new audiences,” stated Spotify’s Global Head Of Music, Jeremy Erlich, in a blog post. Erlich added: “Heardle is a really great way to connect millions with songs they love, with new songs, and a way for them to compete with each other as to who has more musical knowledge.”
He said, “Since its launch, the game quickly built a loyal follow, and it aligns our plans to deepen interaction across the Spotify ecosystem.”
The company promised to integrate Spotify into its ranks. However, they have suggested that any changes to the game’s look and feel will be minimal for the time being.
Players can stream the full version of the songs they are guessing via Spotify after the end of any game.
Spotify plans to make the game more accessible in the future. It will allow more people to “play and enjoy” the game in their native languages.
However, the news of the acquisition was not all positive. Many Heardle players were angry at losing their in-game progress and stats.
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